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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
in syria's biggest city and commercial hub, aleppo. >> this is the most important battle in syria. through the battle of aleppo, we can see the future of the syrian revolution. >> narrator: by dawn, ghaith had reached a rebel staging post just a few miles outside of aleppo. fighters had just arrived fresh from battle. they call themselves the free syrian army. their commander, abu bakri, said they now controlled half the city but that government forces were advancing. >> (translated): the day before yesterday, there was increased artillery shelling and shooting of mortars and mig planes attacked. we've retreated to create a second defensive line so we can counterattack. >> narrator: abu bakri never expected to be a rebel commander. >> (translated): i finished compulsory military service in 2006, and by allah's grace went on to study economics at the university of aleppo. that was me until the revolution started. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> narrator: ghaith continued his journey into aleppo. abu bakri said god willing he'd see him on the front line in two days
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
city. they build it back up. romney's whole history of a family is that they knocked us down, we built it back up. we didn't make a fortune; we made a bunch of fortunes. and they resented us for our success, but we kept coming back. that's romney's history. >> with someone with a name with romney you heard about the sufferings of your ancestors and their sacrifices and all they've done that you feel like, well, it's my turn now; i've got to pick up the baton and run with it. >> narrator: but mitt and his family rarely tell the story to outsiders. >> it's an incredible history. he can't talk about it because it involves polygamy. and so if the core of your personality is something you can't talk about because it's politically unacceptable, well, you're not going to be open with the people all around you. >> narrator: now the church was sending mitt away to spend two and half years on a mission in france. >> as mitt romney has said, imagine going to bordeaux and saying to people, "i've got a great new religion for you and, by the way, give up your wine." >> narrator: the task: to put on
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. in most large urban cities, 50% of the kids are dropping out. almost every large urban district is dysfunctional. philadelphia is at the highest level of dysfunction. there was a need to engage students. the normal curriculum is boring, and kids are disinterested. today what we are going to do, the first thing is we are going to move the gt over here. all right? ready-- one, two, three. so, the evx team is an afterschool program. we build and design hybrid and electric vehicles. we had success the very first year. the students won the local science fair which was a first for... for students from west philadelphia high school. from there, it just organically grew. >> here, put it over here. the mission of the evx team this year is to be serious competitors in the automotive x prize. the automotive x prize is a $10 million competition that's invited teams from around the world to develop viable vehicles that get over 100 miles per gallon. we're the only high school in the world that has thrown our hat in the ring. >> to all the other teams in the x prize competition, you are going
Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
the hub and spoke. the major airlines created central hubs in big cities and turned to small regionals, or commuters, to feed their networks. >> so, they created these mechanisms where, "okay, we'll buy," you know, "50-seat airplanes for you. you'll set up or expand an existing company, and we'll make it look like that it's actually our airline. you buy the ticket from us, but," you know, "you're really flying on this other crier." >> o'brien: the new model of contract flying was called a code-share. the regional airline carried the same ticketing code and colors as the major. and under most contracts, the regionals were paid a set profit on each flight they completed, regardless of how many passengers they carried. >> so, there is a margin there of profit, but if you can hold down the pilot cost, if you can hold down the flight attendant cost, maintenance cost, those carriers make even more money. >> o'brien: the new business model got a big boost in the '90s, with the introduction of smaller jet aircraft that allowed the regionals to carry more passengers to farther destinations. and
Oct 30, 2012 9:30pm EDT
and if you don't vote the way that they wanted you to vote in the legislature, or the county or the city, they would be there to replace you. >> ryssdal: i want to make sure i understand this. this is a 501c4 social welfare group. >> correct. >> ryssdal: with specific candidates that it wanted to target and recruiting specific candidates to promote its agenda. >> correct. >> ryssdal: she showed me how they did it. i want to flip to the last page. wtp had a plan-- a plan to raise and spend more than half a million dollars on montana state races. to make that happen, they had a secret fundraising script for loendorf and others to use on prospective donors. that script went like this. >> "we're a 501c4 organization. >> ryssdal: and... >> "corporate contributions are completely legal under this program." >> ryssdal: and... >> "there is no limit to how much you can give." >> ryssdal: and, most important... >> "it's confidential. we're not required to report the name or the amount of any contribution that we receive." >> ryssdal: so if you decide to support the program... >> "no politician, no
Oct 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to surpass chicago in terms of size, so we will become the third largest city in the country. we serve about 204,000 students. we have 70,000 children who can't read on grade level. there's no question in my mind when i got here our graduation rate was too low, our dropout rate was too high. >> there's no discussion. we have a motion to second. please vote. >> i got a letter from our commissioner of education, said you have these four high schools we have designated as dropout factories. sharpstown high school was one of those four schools. we used to do focus groups on the kids who dropped out. we'd ask, "why did you drop out?" i was just shocked when i heard more and more about, "school's not interesting, it's not challenging, it's not engaging. they don't care about me there." and that's the part that we can fix. and so we started making a program called apollo 20. >> i want to get started by telling you a little bit about apollo. it is called the apollo 20 because we started off with four high schools and then we had some middle schools and we just included elementary schools last year,
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